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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-12-2015, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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do your birds sulk?

I left Bennie with a trusted friend while I was away for several days. I felt awful as I left him because he chirped after me like "HEY! You forgot me!" Well he made sure to make me feel bad when I got back! My friend said Bennie would not come out for her while I was gone. When I took Bennie home he sulked in his cage all evening. If I reached in for him, he flattened his crest and opened his beak at me! But the next morning he was back to his normal sweet self. I guess that means I am forgiven!
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Yes. mine do the same, but you can't blame them. For all they know, you could be dead when you don't come back for days.
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Many of mine sulk but I can't think of an individual case. But I hand raised a cockatiel for a friend years ago. They took the bird everywhere. He talked, went on holidays with them as the had a camper. But they had to go to a wedding one weekend and they were going to stay overnight. When they got home the bird did not speak to them for 3 days and wouldn't have anything to do with them during that time. Now that is what you call sulking.
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Oh my yes! We call it pouting. Our Quaker prefers our 2 kids over my husband and myself. The kids and I left for a couple of days over Christmas Vacation. My husband was at home. You would think that the birds (and other animals) would be okay with him. Its not like we left them home alone or took them somewhere else. Kate (Quaker) refused to interact with him and would fly off to sit by herself "pouting." He sent us pictures of her turning her back to him and sitting hunched over, dejected looking on our son's chair at the the kitchen table. It didn't take that long for her to recover once the kids returned home though.

When the weather turned colder this fall, I stopped taking our conure to work with me daily. When I got home in the evening, he would scream at me then turn his back.
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Digby seemed slightly unhappy when I spent days really absorbed in this computer game. I think he could tell something else had my attention and he seemed like he was holding a mini grudge. They are so incredibly intelligent.

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The last time I came back home from Tenerife I ended up enduring some rather nasty bites from a frustrated black capped lory and I had my eardrums begging for mercy from my LSC2!

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Both our boys pout when I go somewhere at night and we don't have our together time. It usually lasts most of the next day. I make up with some nice treat. ��

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